Common Name: “Largent’s Bolete”
Tells: Oft-swollen, whitish stem w/ dark scabers that often age to form netting. White cap flesh DNS or reddens a bit by the stem. Likes toyon, madrone, & manzanita.
Other Information: Sometimes-tacky orange to red or red-brown cap is often paler at the edge, & may crack w/age. Olive-buff pores age to dark olive, & bruise dark olive. A big, solid mushroom.
Science Notes: See this Article on the Red-Cap Leccinum Taxonomy Mess.
- NH4OH (Ammonia): No data.
- KOH: No data.
- FeSO4 (Iron Salts): Cap flesh turns pale gray. Pores turn very dark olive.